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Beginner-Novice XC Ski at Evan-Thomas (Slow-Relaxed Pace) (2/24/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Kananaskis Valley: Evan-Thomas Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 24 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 23 2019 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~1.5 Hours plus driving (45 minutes each way)
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event is aimed at beginner-novice classic XC skiers and those skiers who are more experienced but need / prefer flat terrain and a slower pace. This is will be a friendly trip and questions are welcome!

We will be parking at the Evan-Thomas day-use parking lot (with outhouses!) on Hwy 40. From there, we will walk across the highway and jump onto the Bill Milne XC ski trail and do 30 - 45 minutes of skiing before returning the way we came. If time permits (ie: we hit the ice flow detour before our time is up), we can also consider skiing part of the Wedge Connector trail / Evan-Thomas Fire Road trail on the other side of the parking lot.

If you need rentals, be sure to pick them up ahead of time. Sports Rent opens at 6AM. University of Calgary Outdoor Centre opens at 8AM.

Required Items to Bring:
* XC ski equipment (skis, poles, boots, wax)
* Lunch and snacks
* Water
* Layers (to ski in and change into afterwards)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
* hand / toe warmers
* toilet paper / hand sanitizer
* warm beverage / thermos
* waterproof sit-upon
* daypack for your stuff
* sunglasses / sunscreen
* camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west towards the mountains to Hwy 40. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 27.5 km. Take the first left turn after the Kananaskis Golf Course into the Evan-Thomas Parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $41.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Tuesday, December 10, 2019). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.


Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Shelley on February 19, 2019
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because the event will be held on groomed XC ski trails. In the event that an avalanche advisory is issued for the area during our event, the event will either be relocated to an unaffected trail system, or cancelled.

Note: COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides.

** All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:$3.00 Event Fee for Regular Club Members. No fee for Premier Members or Club Volunteers.
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: If you need to cancel after the registration cut- off, please call your coordinator directly by sending a text with your name included, or leave a phone message. Thank you!